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About Oro at The Emily Morgan Hotel– a DoubleTree by Hilton
Oro Restaurant & Bar combines comfort and class in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Located in the historic Emily Morgan Hotel - A DoubleTree by Hilton, Oro Restaurant has presented a creative and exciting approach to traditional southwestern flavors since 2007. With our modern interior décor, award-winning margaritas, and rotating seasonal menus that showcase the finest local ingredients, we create an upscale dining atmosphere that welcomes locals and visitors alike.
San Antonio, TX 78205-2023
Southwest, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Restaurant Week Menu Hours:
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our culinary team can deliver any vision that one can dream in regards to catering. Whether it’s a large or small event we take the time and effort in showcasing five star service and execution. We have banquet facilities, private dining areas, and even the capability of doing events on the Alamo grounds being the official hotel of the Alamo.
Free Valet Parking for non guests dining in the restaurant
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Oro at The Emily Morgan Hotel– a DoubleTree by Hilton Ratings and Reviews
Very disappointing experience. I had eaten there a few years ago and enjoyed the great view of Alamo and the meal. There was no view at all due to construction on the roof. Both of our meals were quite bland. My guest had a steak that was also over-cooked. Did not have the wine we selected. Very bland food.
We were the only people in the dining room on a Saturday night- should have been a clue- and we still waited over an hour for our entrees, one of which had to be sent back because it was, not only overcooked, because t quite disgusting. The service was horrendous. Waiting 20 minutes for another drink when no one is in the dining room but yourselves and 5 people are at the bar is unacceptable. Our waiter was constantly off the floor back in the kitchen- which could have been on a the other side of the hotel- because he was always gone. Never checked on us- manager came up and apologized for wait. We sent back the ravioli special. It tasted like corn dogs, and got the dry, marginally better sea bass instead. The bread pudding was the worst dessert I have ever had a restaurant; dry, over cooked croutons with banana and Nutella on it, a five year old could have made it, and made it better. In general, the chef must suck- food was just bad, bad, bad. Paid $18 for parking to boot. Never again.
They took the reservation for 10 people but not even close to be ready for us. It took hours to get the food and almost no one got what they ordered. Order for one person was completely missed. They were way under staffed. Not a good experience. They have serious management problems. the food was good.
Terrible. We have been to Oro twice for Valentine's Day and had a great time, so we decided to go and enjoy their regular menu. There was no hostess to greet us. After standing at the podium for 7 to 8 minutes, my boyfriend had to go to the front lobby for assistance. We were seated and waited an additional 10 minutes before anyone asked if we've been helped. The bartender became our waiter from that point on. Took forever to get our drinks and appetizer. Fifteen minutes after ordering our main dishes, we were told they were out of filet mignon. The swordfish was very dry and flavorless. We were seated by the bar and there was the most obnoxious group right besides us who were very loud. Was not anything I expected and/or experience at Oro during their holiday pre fix meal event. Don't think we'll come again
It must have been an off night as the experience was disappointing. We waited over an hour for our entrees when there weren't very many of us dining at 7 pm Friday. Our waiter did inform us it would be awhile after 45 mi . My salmon was fair. It tasted like a bottle of chipotle sauce had been poured on top. My husband had the filet which was thick and way over cooked. He was unable to finish it do our server took it off his bill.
Overall experience was very poor, worst we have had in a long time. We dined there Saturday night at 7:30. We ordered a bunch of food that took well over an hour. I ordered mozzarella sticks for an appetizer and they literately came out after our meal, so an hour and a half for mozzarella sticks. The waiter kept saying our food was coming, and he was sorry. My daughter ordered chicken nuggets and he brought out everyone's food and kept saying those were coming next. Then he comes back and says they are out of chicken nuggets. So an hour and a half into them cooking our meal, and the "chicken nuggets are on the way" turns out they realized they didn't have any? How did they not know they didn't have chicken nuggets the whole time? Ask the cook or waiter, true story. Crazy experience I have ever seen, never go back. Was expensive too and food was not very good at all.
Waited an hour to order; found out 30 min later that they didn't have steak; then 15 min came back and said they do have steak but no seafood. When asked how long until the food would take they said 60 minutes. Wait, what! After sitting for two hours they just found out that they don't have our order and it will take another hour to get our order. And there are only two other tables with people. Felt lied to and disrespected. Do not go to this restaurant, you will regret it!
On a business trip and staying at Emily Morgan Hotel (excellent) and tried the hotel restaurant on first night. Did not return. To be fair, the food was fine but service and ants (yes, live ants) on the table were too much for this foodie to overcome. When raised with the restaurant manager, he acknowledged they had an ant problem. Enough said. Plenty of other options nearby.
It was a little concerning when you walk into a greatly reviewed restaurant in a conference city at 8pm at night and you are the only ones there. We had a party of 10, so we made a reservation, but there was no need to do so. The ambiance is nice, but the food quality was okay. Staff seemed a little short handed, but not sure why since we were their only party.
I was a bit skeptical because the restaurant still had reservations during a huge conference, when many other restaurants were booked. When we arrived, there were very few people, which made it a bit more concerning. However, the experience was very satisfactory - the food and drinks were good, service prompt and attentive and decor was appropriate. Someone in the group commented that it looks like it had a major uplift since the last time he was there, so maybe the restaurant is trying to revamp.
We were having a very good time the food was excellent however I was very upset that when we got the bill there was an 18% Gratuity charge already built in. We were only two people and no where on the reservation nor the menu did it say they would build in this service fee. I thought it was very dishonest to try and sneak this in, most people probably didn't even look that closely at the bill since it was Valentines day and no one wants to look like a cheap skate. I will never go there again. The waiters service was not worth the $32 dollar tip.
Service was great...until we were charged someone else's bill..it was reversed (after two days) then charged correctly for the bill..but still..the rest of the money won't be returned til two days later. So it was like we were charged twice.
Food was fantastic.
The food at the Thanksgiving buffet was good but the service we received was terrible. Our waiter was extremely slow in clearing away our plates and was it took forever to get a refill our water, coffee and tea. The desserts were nice to look at the the taste was rather bland, the lemon meringue pie was too sweet and was lacking in lemon flavor and the cookies tasted like cardboard. I would go back next year and hope we do not get the same waiter.
We had to travel on Thanksgiving day so we wanted a family-friendly experience with our kids before we had to board a plane. Oro provided that experience and then some. We were able to eat a great Thanksigiving lunch, then walk across the street to the Alamo and explore. It was perfect. Thanks for providing such a great experience.
San Antonio, TX
Oro at Emily Morgan is an undiscovered gem. The food is good - the service was good and there were not many people. Going to dinner prior to the symphony at the Tobin Center , this is an excellent choice - it is a 10 minutes walk and Oro has valet parking.
We will do this again.
The Mac and three cheese really was the best we had ever had. We also had the avocado and heirloom tomato salad which was delicious. The brisket springrolls were very inventive and tasty. Drinks were very good as well-my wife had the cucumber martini and I had an old fashioned. Service was excellent. Our only complaint was that our particular booth was wicked uncomfortable. I would definitely return, I'd just ask for different seating.
We waned to try something new so we went downtown to Oro. The staff assumed we were tourists like almost everyone who eats here. It was actually fun acting as tourists in a beautiful restaurant across from the Alamo. I wanted chillquilles and mentioned to our server how everyone had their own interpretation on this local classic. The chef certainly does! With char-grilled chicken and homemade salsa verde I know I will return for more. Oro is a great downtown gem with highly original creations and a beautiful relaxing restaurant.
The dining room of this hotel was entirely empty during lunch when I went despite being located directly across from the Alamo. Prices are high for mediocre food and well meaning but poorly trained staff. I was excited by the description of the brisket spring roll but when it came, I had to remove some paper towel remnant from the wrapping process and the brisket was indiscernible. The best part of the dish was a smear of a spicy, smokey BBQ sauce on the plate. Had the Cobb salad with chicken which was overpriced and really poor. Tomatoes were improperly prepared and stems not removed before chopping. Corn was definitely frozen which is fine if you give it some char for flavor. Staff were really ill trained but well meaning.
When seated, some of our party had no cutlery and more had no bread plate. We were provided no menus. After an initial drink order, we were given fewer menus than we had diners and asked to share. After we ordered, we were ignored by waitstaff for 45 minutes. We asked about the status of our meals and were told that it would be another 10-15 minutes. Food was delivered about an hour after we ordered. Food quality was mediocre. Easily among the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had.
We had a party of 8 for dinner. When we walked in and saw there were only two tables with customers, I should have been a little leery. Then when I saw butcher paper with crayons, I should have left. They were understaffed as our waiter was also the bartender. We ordered drinks which took 20 minutes. The meal took forever and they forgot one order. It was brought out nice and hot and the person that waited for it said it was hot and very tasty. Otherwise, the hamburger and my steak were over cooked and cold. They were out of two menu items. The vegetables on the menu were not as specified. The vegetables that were served were oily and cold. We ordered the cream brûlée for dessert and it was horrible! Overall worst meal ever!
We made a reservation for a family dinner based on the good reviews, on-line menu and location. We were very disappointed. The restuarant was out of several of the feature items that we liked on their menu, the service was extremely slow and indifferent. They pretty well ruined our evening out. In retrospect we should have gotten up and left after the first 1/2 hour of waiting without bread or anything... A conversation with the manager left me unimpressed, although he did offer some accomodation on the bill, but that didn't give us our family evening back.
Our "special dinner" was a flop. San Antonio treated us very well, but the restaurant was terrible. We got there on time for reservations and the Oro Restaurant was overbooked, they were out of the main food items and made poor substitutions. The waiter was so flustered he was hard to find. The chef was booed when he made an appearance to go get a drink at the bar. All of the wait staff was flustered, and the manager refused to make any substitutions. It was a "take what we've got" meal that was cold mashed potatoes and "not filet steak" full of fat and grizzle. Very unpleasant for flying to Texas and spending $$$ for special valentines occasion.
I spent two hundred dollars on he worst meal I have ever had. I would never recommend this restaurant. The fillet mignon was tough with absolutely no taste. The chef should be fired if this is a upscale restaurant. With food like that McDonald would have been better
Took my girlfriend for Valentines Day and she was so impressed. We had a wonderful time and an enjoyable evening. I would recommend Oro to my friends who want to take their spouses or significant others for a special night out and not to miss the bar..good drinks and friendly bar staff.
We picked this restaurant because it was well located and we were looking for a good meal prior to a theatre function. We gave ourselves 2 1/4 hrs for lunch which we believe was enough time for that. Upon arrival, the place was empty and we thought we were lucky we would get served efficiently. We were wrong! After we got our drinks, our server not once came back to ask if we needed refills. We had to ask for him to bring some bread to the table. It took a long time for the appetizers and the entrees to be served, just for our server to realize that he had forgotten to order my daughter's entree. It took 1 1/2 hrs to get the meal on the table. We had to eat it in less than 20 minutes to make our function. The food was very good.
At the last minute, we needed a place to eat for our group of 13. Impossible to get a reservation on the riverwalk. We ended up finding Oro, right across from the Alamo and a nice stroll to the riverwalk. The horse carriages are across the street so it is a festive view at night. At first we thought we made a mistake b/c there was no one else there, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious and inventive, and it was much better than all the mediocre food we get every time we eat on the riverwalk. Granted, the riverwalk has much more ambiance but Oro had its own charm. We'd definitely eat here again.
We booked Oro on a whim. It was great value for the price. The anti pasta was Bountiful and flavorful. The grilled asparagus was especially notable. We also enjoyed the sushi with the extremely sharp was wasabi. Demesnes featured a moist roast pork which I thoroughly enjoyed and grilled flank steak which was exquisite. Young breast of chicken was also flavorful although I only had a small piece. The omelette Station did a credible job on the omelettes. Finally the dessert selection was rather limited although I frankly didn't have much room for dessert. Of note was a small piece of Dutch apple pie which had a flaky crust and a slight tart filling.
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